9/13/09

dawn...



Happy Sunday dear cyber pals! I am finally feeling better...after three weekends of every kind of cold symptom...today dawned with a feeling of wellness. I am so glad and couldn't resist the 365 Card Blog's Sketchy Sunday challenge. I don't do sketches very often...it is my greatest challenge, but if you follow Pam, you've probably already noticed very well thought out sketches! This one is no exception. I admit in advance that I took artistic license with this one. but love the overall shape!

Keeping the oval shapes going, I decided to use one of a set of 8 doors I received as a Christmas gift last year from my first cyber gal pal, Amy. We happen to share a love of architectural elements and have had a blast trying '2 1up' each other in the gifty part. So I've searched out all kinds of sentiments related to doors to go along with my divine door selection . This Emily Dickinson quote "Not Knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door" is a sentiment from I Brake for Stamps. I used the Memory Box Butterfield papers, Memento Tuxedo Black,
Rhubarb, and Rich Cocoa inks. I soften the edges with ChalkBox Creamy Brown and Dark Brown. The buttons are die-cuts from K&Co that I embossed with clear ep for dimension.





11 comments:

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Gosh Susan I think it is absolutely beautiful, I love it so much. This type of card is right up my alley lol I think you have done an amazing job. I'm so glad you are feeling better today Susan.
Hugs
Michelle

beckynoelle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it :)
great take on the sketch!

Sherry said...

absoloutely love this card fabulous stamp too.

Dawn B. said...

Could it be that you have a birthday coming up that makes you feel better..hehe.. I hope that this week is better. This card is awesome. I love the layout and the way you used it Susan...Hugs.

Scrapaddict said...

Susan, such a beautiful well crafted card!

Carolyn V said...

Stunning Susan! I LOVE the door idea, the sentiment AND the fact that you've taken artistic license with the sketch (isn't that the whole point after all?!)

Glad you're feeling better, too. :D

Lynn said...

What a heart-breaking beauty!! This amazing card has me in tears, Susan!

Thanks for starting my day with this awesome inspiration!!

~amy~ said...

wow susan...you absolutely did that stamp justice...sooooo gorgeous...the sentiment is perfect! I'm glad you're feeling better!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful wonderful card Susan! I love the open door and that thought provoking sentiment - great job with this sketch GF - so sorry to hear you haven't been well - but glad to hear you are now feeling better...!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is very artistic! Lovely work! Those doors are to die for! How fun to have a friend to share in your passion!

Cook22 said...

Susan, that is such an inspiring and challenging card - love it. Sorry you haven't been feeling so well - hope you stay better now.